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Old 02-17-2009, 06:00 AM   #1
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Default 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

The Mercury Comets were the hot car at the drags in 64. Anyone have good pictures from back in the day? A/FX, stockers, whatever.
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:35 AM   #2
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Obviously not a 64/65 but here's Jim McMurtreys Chevy powered '60. Love the driving position. Just a bit of an engine set back.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:38 PM   #3
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Hey, I live in Cambridge, I met Grumpy a few years back when I lived in PA. One of my neighbors was running a gasser. He was friends with Grumpy and he wrenched on the car with him.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:34 AM   #4
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Obviously not a 64/65 but here's Jim McMurtreys Chevy powered '60. Love the driving position. Just a bit of an engine set back.
I worked on the car, trying to get the inj straightened out..
Damn! that's been a looonnng time ago!
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:29 AM   #5
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Default Re: 64/65 Comets old drag cars lets see pictures

I've posted it before, but it's still the baddest Comet ever

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I wish I had a photo of the '65 Comet Caliente with the 289 HP and a four speed. It was a seriously quick car. BUT... look at this Cammer Comet.
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I've posted it before, but it's still the baddest Comet ever

Sweet!
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:38 AM   #12
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The comet looks old but it is cool!
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:41 AM   #13
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This shot makes my day!
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:06 PM   #14
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Sorry, but I felt it needed a re-post. Gives me wood every time I look at this pic!!!!
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Sorry, but I felt it needed a re-post. Gives me wood every time I look at this pic!!!!
I remember in 1964 I was in the stands at Detroit Dragway and Dodge had two match Dodges called the "Chargers" they were nice looking and they ran against each other speed was 135 mph. Then Jack Christman pulled this 64 Comet out them a Mercury Station Wagon came up a long side the Comet, Jack had this Silver Fire Suit on and got in the Comet, someone pluged in jumper cables were the parking light was, then they squirted Nito in the injectors sticking out of the hood. It started and he pulled it to starting line, it sounded like a Dragster when he took off he Smoked the Slicks the full quarter mile and did 148 mph. The stands were full and they standing the for the run. Jack put those " Chargers" to shame.~~~~~~~~AFX DAVE~~~~~~~~
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I remember in 1964 I was in the stands at Detroit Dragway and Dodge had two match Dodges called the "Chargers" they were nice looking and they ran against each other speed was 135 mph. Then Jack Christman pulled this 64 Comet out them a Mercury Station Wagon came up a long side the Comet, Jack had this Silver Fire Suit on and got in the Comet, someone pluged in jumper cables were the parking light was, then they squirted Nito in the injectors sticking out of the hood. It started and he pulled it to starting line, it sounded like a Dragster when he took off he Smoked the Slicks the full quarter mile and did 148 mph. The stands were full and they standing the for the run. Jack put those " Chargers" to shame.~~~~~~~~AFX DAVE~~~~~~~~
I remember seeing basically the same show put on by the white comet at Atlanta speed shop. it was 1964, I was 13, and i loved drag racing already, but seeing that comet smoke the full 1/4, just did it for me.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:44 PM   #17
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Thanks for the pictures Ken.. And as usual Steve and your car look great!! Nice to hear Steve has his car running strong, Fast Ford news is always good to hear and pass along to my Chevrolet and Mopar friends...Al
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Is anyone else getting virus alerts from pics on this page?
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Is anyone else getting virus alerts from pics on this page?
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I got the Virus alert message but the last post at the time has been deleted, I was suspicious so didnt click to see what was the nicest Comet ever in that post looked like.....Al
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:49 AM   #20
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Any tail shots? Not a huge Ford fan, but man do I like a Comet of those years...
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